Berberis aquifolium 'Compacta'

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Berberis aquifolium 'Compacta'
Berberis aquifolium 'Compacta'
Berberis aquifolium 'Compacta'

Botanical Name: Berberis aquifolium 'Compacta'
Common Name: Compacta Oregon Grape

This selection is more compact and prickly that the species. Recommended mass planted to create low, dense barrier. Does best in the shade with some summer water. Roots of some species may be mildly toxic.

Plant Family: Berberidaceae
Plant Type: Groundcover
Height by Width: 2' H x 3-5' W
Growth Habit: Low, creeping
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Part sun to shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Infrequent to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 20 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: A selection for the garden
Natural Habitat: Slopes, canyons, coniferous forests, oak woodlands, chaparral below 6,500'

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Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, California: Cachuma Press. 2005.